11 Celebs Who Keep Their Family Life Private

With paparazzi always on the prowl and numerous ways to connect with social media, it can be difficult to keep your life away from the public eye, but certain celebrities are proving that it's not impossible. We're rounding up notoriously private celebs who prove you can be famous yet discreet.

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Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera celebrated the Fourth of July with lakeside fun with her family and posted an Instagram photo of the five including fiancé, Matthew Rutler, her two children Summer and Max, and their pup. The Voice coach has been staying out of the spotlight since last year, barely posting on social media. Fans were able to get a rare glimpse into her private life with a video montage she shared of second-long clips documenting moments with her friends and family.

Xtina isn’t the only Hollywood celeb to keep her family life private and away from the media. Zoe Saldana, Eva Mendes, Blake Lively and more have been highly selective about the family moments they share. Here are 10 of the most private celebrity families.

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Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds

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In addition to the wildly private couple not revealing their children's names until they were months old, their kids didn't make a public debut until their father received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last December. "Little girls turn into teenage girls, and little teenage girls sometimes scan through the archives and go, 'Why did you do that?'" said Reynolds to Today.

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Kerry Washington

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"Earlier in my career I was much more super-sharey," the Scandal actress told Lena Dunham. "There were moments when I wanted to process things that were happening to me more privately, and I didn't have the space to do it, because once you let people in, they're in and you don't get to say, 'Oh, I want this for myself.'" Washington had a top-secret wedding with a once-so-secret fiancé, who have both managed to keep their children never-before-seen by the public.

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Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake

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When Timberlake and Biel welcomed their baby Silas Randall Timberlake into the world in April 2015, followers were only able to get a few glimpses of the newborn. The two have never shyed away from talking about their love for one another but when it comes to their son, it's rare that you'll see the parents share a good look at his face.

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Jessica Alba

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The entrepreneur and her husband Cash Warren, who have been married for almost a decade, rarely speak of their marriage to the media. "My kids are my top priority," Alba shared with Entertainment Tonight.

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Nicole Richie

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Husband Joel Madden might not be so private when it comes to posting pictures with their kids or gushing over his wife, but Richie is the complete opposite when it comes to her social media. The couple almost also never talk about their relationship to the public.

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Zoe Saldana

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"I just don't want 16 years from now to get ‘You are so disrespectful. You invaded, you exposed me, and I wasn't ready,'" the actress told E! News in 2015. "Even though they're babies and they're under our care, it's still their face." Saldana avoids showing her kids faces in shared images with purposeful angles. She made a surprise announcement on Instagram; She also unexpectedly welcomed a third child via surrogate earlier this year.

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Natalie Portman

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The actress has mastered being low-key and private. Although Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied keep private about their family life, the actress opened up to the The New York Times’ T Magazine about how parenthood has changing her.

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Eva Mendes & Ryan Gosling

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These two stars are notorious for keeping their home lives famously private, even so, that they rarely make public apperances together. There is no evidence of lovey-dovey shots on Instagram, no birth announcements or no award shows (even when Gosling was nominated for Oscar).

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Adele

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How is a Grammy award-winning singer able to keep her pregnancy a secret? Ask Adele! She surprised fans with her pregnancy in 2012, but the most shocking part was that she was giving birth in two months at the time of the announcement.

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Beyonce & Jay-Z

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Beyonce and Jay-Z always have the world at their feet with their surprises, whether it's with music or birth announcements. The famous pair had a top secret wedding in 2008 and have kept their lips sealed when it comes to their home life. "Jay and I have always been very discreet when it comes to our relationship. Even after we got married nothing changed about that. I think that saved us a lot of trouble," Beyonce told Germany's FHM magazine.

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